Susan Piltch (flute & piano) and Sharlene Wallace (harp) are a duo that perform on three instruments! Playing flute, piano and harp their repertoire spans Classical, Celtic and contemporary genres. Concert audiences experience the music of Vivaldi, Donizetti, Faure, Miyagi, O’Carolan, Bolling. As well, they perform, many beautiful original compositions by both Susan and Sharlene. Sharlene and Susan have performed at the 4th Stage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, for the Music Alive! concert series in Vankleek Hill, in Kingston for Music West Concert Series, for the Sunday concert series at the Royal Ontario Museum, Music for a Winter’s Eve concert series in Toronto and as part of the community concert series in Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Deep River, and Oshawa, Ontario. They are often joined by George Koller on bass.
“These people make you smile, ’cause they are too.”
– Michael Kramer, Classical 96.3FM
Sharlene and Susan’s CD, Anticipation, is the collaborated beauty of Canadian duo Sharlene Wallace, harpist and Susan Piltch, flutist/pianist. With the amazing George Koller on bass their music is original, contemporary, stunning instrumental music. The music on Anticipation is composed by Sharlene, Susan, Rob Piltch, David Piltch/k.d. lang, Anne Lindsay, Loretto Reid, and Francis Kleynjans.
“Contemporary instrumental with a touch of the Celtic.” – Renée Gelpi, Galaxi CBC Digital Radio
“Put it on and float away.” – Michael Kramer – Classical 96.3 fm
Flutist/pianist Susan Piltch began her music studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with pianist/composer Dr. Samuel Dolin. She later studied recorder with Hugh Orr and flute with her father Bernard Piltch and Judith Shenkman. Susan has recorded two previous CDs with guitarist Daniel La Brash THE MOON AND FLOWERS and NATURE’S PLAY. As a composer Susan has written for flute, flute choir and flute and piano published through Nourse Wind Publications (firstname.lastname@example.org). Two of these pieces are listed on the Royal Conservatory of Music’s flute exam syllabus, Labyrinth written for flute and piano and Little One (lullaby for Kienna) for 2 flutes and piano. Both of these pieces were rearranged for this CD Anticipation.